Lisa Palley, MFT

In-Home Teen and Family Coach

 

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #108222
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Health Emphasis)
  • B.A. in Critical Theory and Social Justice, Minor in English
  • Client-centered, strengths-based approach to assessment and treatment

Experience: 

  • In-Home Teen and Family Coach at Teen Therapy Center (2018-Present)
  • School-based therapist with Family & Children Services at three middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District; provided individual therapy, family coaching, crisis intervention and support counseling, and facilitated social skills and self-esteem groups. (2016-2018)
  • Provided school-based mental health services to students at DCP El Camino, part of a consortium of charter schools for first-generation college attendees in East San Jose. (2015-2016)
  • School-based therapist with Adolescent Counseling Services at Palo Alto High School; provided individual therapy, crisis intervention, grief counseling, and parent education. (2014-2016)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attachment theory
  • Body image and self-esteem
  • Depressive disorders
  • Family communication and connectedness
  • Learning disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Sexuality (LGBTQI+)
  • Trauma